CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 21 - February 14, 2003

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CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

MARGARET SHAW TO TALK ABOUT MEDIATION AND DR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FRI., FEB. 28, 9:30 AM - NOON Margaret Shaw, a highly respected practitioner, trainer, consultant, and author, will visit the Law School on Fri., Feb. 28, from 9:30 am to noon in Room 204. For the first hour or so, she will lead some exercises about breaking impasse in mediation. After a break, we will have a brownbag-style session in which people can ask her about career opportunities in dispute resolution, among other things. For more information about her, see her web site.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKPLACE SECTION: DISPUTE SYSTEMS DESIGN TELECONFERENCE
FEB. 20, 3 PM EST The Association for Conflict Resolutionís Workplace Section is sponsoring a teleconference with Warren Cunningham, corporate ADR director in the Raytheon Company. He will discuss how Raytheonís Dispute Systems Design work addressed cultural and legal considerations during the design period, pre-implementation work including communications, national training of ADR points-of-contact, the selection of service providers for mediation and arbitration, and the Raytheon business case for ADR. Participants call in and pay their own long-distance charges for a 55-minute telephone call. To participate, e-mail Stephen Kotev by Feb. 14 to receive the dial-in phone number. In the e-mail, include your full name, organization name, location, e-mail address and phone number and any questions or concerns you would like the Workplace Section Co-Chairs to address during the call. (Unless one requests otherwise, oneís contact information will be shared with others on the call.) Callers will receive the dial-in number on Feb. 18 by e-mail.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FEDERAL SERVICE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW MIDWINTER MEETING
FEB. 27-28, WASHINGTON, DC The American Bar Associationís Federal Service Labor and Employment Law Committeeís Midwinter Meeting is being held Feb. 27-28. This meeting will include panels on Settling EEO Complaints and on Arbitration and Mediation in Federal Sector Law and Labor Relations. The registration deadline is Feb. 20. For details see the binder in 206 Hulston.

SYMPOSIUM ON ADR IN GOVERNMENT
MARCH 12-13, ARLINGTON, VA The Performance Institute will hold its National Symposium on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Government on March 12-13 in Arlington, VA.

ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION RESEARCH SECTION SYMPOSIUM ON ROUTINIZATION OF DR
PENN STATE DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW APRIL 10-12, CARLISLE, PA The Association for Conflict Resolution Research Section is sponsoring a symposium, "Dispute Resolution and Capitulation to the Routine: Is There a Way Out"? This working meeting brings together an interdisciplinary cross-section of experienced scholars, teachers and practitioners, and is co-sponsored by ACR, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and the Broad Field Project. This will take place April 10-12 in Carlisle, PA. For more information about this conference, please e-mail Chris Honeyman or Bob Ackerman.

RESTORATIVE PRACTICES E-FORUM CONFERENCE
JUNE 4-7, MINNEAPOLIS, MN On June 4-7, the American Humane Associationís National Center on Family Group Decision Making is sponsoring its Family Group Decision Making Conference and Skills-Building Institutes. Although this conference traditionally has focused on the application of family group decision making in child welfare, the conference organizers recognize the commonalties between this process and other restorative practices and invite attendance by people interested in issues of juvenile justice, education, economic self-sufficiency, and domestic violence.

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
JUNE 8-14, DERRY / LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND The United Nations University / INCORE International Summer School is offering an intensive week of discussion, reflection, learning and networking about conflict resolution facilitated by leading academics and practitioners. This will take place June 8-4 in Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. For further details, see the web site or send e-mail to school@incore.ulst.ac.uk.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS
JUNE 14-JULY 12, MONTERREY, MEXICO The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, in cooperation with Tec de Monterrey and The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University is offering The 2003 Latin American Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. The symposium takes place in Monterrey, Mexico from June 14-July 12. The application deadline is Feb. 28.

OSLO INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
JUNE 28-AUG. 8, OSLO, NORWAY The Oslo International Summer School is sponsoring a program on international conflict at the University of Oslo for more than 500 students. For more information, see the web site or call the American branch office, St. Olaf College at 1-800-639-0058.

ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OCT. 15-18, ORLANDO, FL The Association For Conflict Resolution will hold its third annual conference, "The World of Conflict Resolution: A Mosaic of Possibilities," on Oct. 15-18 in Orlando, FL.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION
JAMES B. BOSKEY WRITING COMPETITION The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution is sponsoring the James B. Boskey writing competition. There are separate categories for law students and graduate students. The deadline is May 30.

ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION FAMILY SECTION ESTABLISHES "FRIENDS PROGRAM" FOR MENTORING
The Association For Conflict Resolution Family Section has implemented a Friends Program, pairing a new Section member with a current Section member for orientation, mentoring, advice, and other activities. For more information, contact Zena Zumeta, chair of the Family Section Membership Committee. To join the Family Section, please e-mail Cherise Alley, Membership Development Coordinator, or call her at 202-667-9700, x 245, or join the Section via the Member Center on the ACR web site.

U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE OFFERS GRANTS
The U.S. Institute of Peace is accepting applications for grants to support research on democracy and governance in predominantly Muslim countries, and on education, conflict, and peacebuilding in ethnically divided societies and regions. The application deadlines are March 1 and Oct. 1.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ADR ASSISTANT MANAGER / MEDIATOR
SEATTLE, WA King County seeks an alternative dispute resolution assistant manager / mediator. The application deadline is Feb. 21. For details, see the binder in 206 Hulston.

CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Hofstra University School of Law invites applications for five newly-created positions as clinical instructors, to begin July 1. Each instructor will supervise approximately eight students per semester in a live-client clinical program providing legal or mediation services to clients who are unable to afford such services. The application deadline is March 7.

SPANISH-SPEAKING MEDIATION TRAINERS
The American Bar Association Latin American Law Initiative Council, in conjunction with the ABA Dispute Resolution Section and Freedom House, seeks mediation trainers who speak fluent Spanish. The project is assembling a team that will be available on a consulting basis for trainings in Mexico during the next two years. For information, contact Melinda Ostermeyer at (202) 483-0686 or by e-mail.

DONALD WECKSTEIN MEMORIAL PROFESSORSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO SCHOOL OF LAW The University of San Diego School of Law has established an endowed chair, the Donald Weckstein Memorial Professorship, in honor of professor Donald T. Weckstein, a local, regional and national leader in the fields of professional responsibility, alternative dispute resolution, and labor / employment law.